Ruinerwold General Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

There are now four 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, 2 are unidentified. The war graves are in the centre of the cemetery, grouped on either side of a locally erected memorial. The memorial to these airmen was provided by local subscription and consists of a wrought iron screen in front of a brick panel, raised above the surrounding levels.


Halifax JD314 from the 10th Squadron, on his mission to Berlin the plane was attacked by a German Fighter and then crashed near Ruinerwold. All crew members died on 29-12-1943. The identity of 2 pilots is unknown. The names of the other crew members are:

  • Gunner Donald Robert Cox Appleyard
  • Navigator Andrew Colbourne, 20 
  • Pilot Paul Brian Green, 22 
  • Bomber Robert Edward Roos, 20 


Served with

  • United Kingdom (3)
  • Canadian (1)

Served in

  • Air Force (4)